Natural Resource Management in Western Australia

State NRM Program grants

The State NRM Program is a Western Australian Government initiative that provides funding for activities that protect and enhance WA's environment and natural resources.

More than $67 million has been committed to grants since the Program's inception in 2009, supporting over 430 different projects delivered by more than 220 groups.

Visit our projects page to see what we have funded.

2015 State NRM Program

New funding for the Program was announced in May 2014 - $24 million over three years starting 2015/16 to support community engagement and participation in natural resource management.

The 2015 State Natural Resource Management Program grants will be opening soon.

We encourage you to be prepared for a very short application period (4 weeks or less).

You can start preparing for the Community Action Grants now by using the 2014 form as a guide.

2014 Community Grant Application Form


Information for grant recipients

Acknowledging State NRM Program funding

If you have a project with us please remember to acknowledge us as a funder.

This helps spread the news about the types of activities we fund, raises our profile as a key funder and keeps the WA community informed of how public money is spent.

Please use these words: ..."supported by funding from the Western Australian Government's State Natural Resource Management Program" ...

Acknowledgement should be included in all promotional activities:

  • events and announcements
  • media releases and interviews
  • workshops, forums and conferences
  • display materials and signs
  • publications and websites

Logo downloads

These logos can be used on publications, websites, advertising and display materials and signs. Two high quality versions are supplied here that should meet your design needs. Please note that you need a special design program to open the EPS version.

Funding agreement and reporting templates

These are supplied as an example only. You will receive the latest versions of these when you develop your funding agreement and commence reporting.

Valuing your contribution

Your contribution as a volunteer is probably much bigger than you realise.

In an environment of shrinking budgets it's important we capture the true value of volunteer and other in-kind effort. It helps funders understand the real dollar value of activities and impact of spending on community projects.

In-kind contributions include the donation of:

  • time (volunteer hours or specialist services)
  • use of equipment
  • materials

Time is often underestimated in these calculations.

When estimating time, consider all the things that you and others do:

  • traveling
  • organising things
  • promoting and communicating
  • supervising activities
  • the list goes on....

State NRM Program volunteer rates:

  • adult $250 per day or $30 per hour
  • child $15 per hour
  • specialists are accounted at their normal full rates

We can't emphasise enough how important it is to capture in-kind contributions.

Please contact us if you would like help estimating the in-kind contribution of your project.


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Aboriginal engagement is an important part of our grant application process

Ask First: a guide to respecting Indigenous heritage places and values, provides a practical guide to identifying, consulting and negotiating with Aboriginal stakeholders. Help is also available through Regional NRM groups, Aboriginal Land Councils and the State NRM Office. Please read the Grant application guidelines (p.3) for more information.

Page last updated on Thursday, 2 July 2015